Social Theories

Professor strikes at party's heart and suffers

Professor Zhang Xuezhong is risking his teaching position at the East China University of Political Science and Law by not issuing a retraction to his article 'China needs to remove Marxism', published in Singapore's Lianhe Zaobao newspaper in 2009.

Sunday, 26 June, 2011, 12:00am

Foundation strives to empower women

People share their volunteering experience

Vanessa Sanderson knew she was on to something good when she volunteered for The Women's Foundation, a non-profit organisation that helps shape the future of women and girls in Hong Kong.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Writing the wrongs

It's a women's magazine with a difference. There are no pages devoted to fashion, beauty, horoscopes or celebrity gossip. Instead, they deal mainly with topics such as discrimination against ethnic minorities. Nuliu is an unusual publication in Hong Kong: not only is it a feminist journal, it's still going after more than 20 years.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

American set to stir up trouble in paradise


It was once known as the world's best-kept secret. A relaxed, sunny city where men wore shorts to work, ties were taboo and weekends began at 5pm on Friday.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Old guard criticises Beijing's reforms

Retired senior cadres and old-school Marxist scholars have published an open letter to Beijing's top leadership, attacking the country's reforms as having gone badly off track - in a sign of escalating ideological warfare between the Communist Party's liberal and conservative camps ahead of a key party congress this autumn.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

The case for a social contract

Many thanks to Patsy Leung for pointing out the reality of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance reduction ('Welfare cuts will only hurt the poor and aged', June 6) . The social deprivation that exists for some families - at no fault of their own - cannot be tolerated in a city that aspires to world status.

8 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Renowned French philosopher envisages role for Beijing in furthering Marxism

Communism is not dead and China has an important role to play in the development of Marxism, French philosopher Jacques Derrida said yesterday.

8 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

SAR needs the 'elitist' schools

Many commentators say that the proposed reforms in education would effectively destroy the elitist traditions of our system. By 'elitism' they mean the quality of the better schools. In effect they are saying that the reforms would cause a general fall in standards among the better, so-called elite local schools.

17 May 2000 - 12:00am

Course benefits

I was disappointed to read Jane Moir's negative comments (Backbites, September 7) regarding the Today's Woman programme, run through the Chinese University's School of Continuing Studies.

I have attended the programme and as a result, my computer literacy has improved and I have gained greater self-confidence in pursuing personal academic goals.

9 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Commercial insults women

HAVING read Ms Sylvia Lee's clarification of the core idea behind Carlsberg's advertisement (South China Morning Post, June 23), I am now in a position to make a judgment about the commer-cial.

29 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

On patrol in the new PC war

DALE Spender is resplendent in purple. Not just her clothes but her accessories too. Purple jewellery, purple stockings, a mauve briefcase. It's the only colour she wears - and has been since she found out it was the suffragettes' colour.

2 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Challenge to sexist adverts

J. WALTER Thompson (JWT) has published a report that could challenge the amount of sexist advertising used in the Hongkong media.

The Emergence of Modern HK Woman: 1960 to 2000 tracks the changes in the self-perceptions of local women, and evaluates the consequences for marketers and advertisers.

14 Jul 1993 - 12:00am